Soon cars, such as those made by Audi and GM will have built-in LTE. Currently, many in-head infotainment units connect to services via a smartphone or cellular tablet data connection. There are some new devices and services that can give car owners, car buffs and parents peace of mind through technology.
The NissanConnect Apps service powered by Airbiquity’s Smartphone integration and the Choreo private platform is demonstrated at the Los Angeles Auto Show on a Nissan Rogue. The demonstration is by Scott Frank, Vice President of Marketing Airbiquity. The in-dashboard apps include Google search, iHeart Radio, Facebook and Pandora. Twitter will be coming in the future.
Examiners can draw a Google map of the route you took and the exact time you were there, down to the second using location data from an iPhone. The iPhone's location data is automatically captured by nearby cellphone towers and the carrier.
The data collection feature can only be stopped by turning off the phone's wireless transmit and receive features or setting the iPhone to airplane mode. However, the previously recorded data will still be there and will be recoverable. iPads use the same location tracking technology.